Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Probably one of my biggest cravings with this pregnancy is Asian food. I can't get enough of it and one of my favorite places to eat at is Pei Wei. I am in love with their lettuce wraps! It's fresh, flavorful, and healthy. Just what this mama is looking for. And now for a limited time they are offering the new Sriracha Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wrap to the line up. Doesn't it look so yummy!!?
The lettuce wrap is the perfect after church lunch when we order it with our favorites. My little lady loves the wonton soup, I get the edamame, and the hubby chooses spring rolls. Eat it family style and we all get a little taste of everything.
All of their wraps are delicious, my favorite is the Korean steak but the new Sriracha Pineapple Pork Wrap is just as yummy! It features a wok-seared pork and your choice of the the following fresh cut ingredients- pineapple, red oinion, and green peppers. It's topped with Pei Wei's own Sriracha sauce and served in a yummy lettuce cup. Definitely worth it for $6.95. My mouth is drooling just thinking about it.
If you have never eaten at Pei Wei I highly reccommend it. Their menu offers high quality dishes and sides featuring 35 fresh, hand-cut ingredients. The best part is that your food is freshly prepared right when you order so you can customize it to your taste. They also offer a variety of glutten-free and vegetarian options. It's the perfect place for a fast lunch or dinner. Did I mention you can order it to go online. How convenient is that?! I love it for nights when my big belly self is just too tired to cook. There is one right near my hubby's work so he just picks it up on his way home. Explore the full Pei Wei Asian Diner menu and see what you may want to order when you visit. What is your favorite dish or what will you order when you head on over to Pei Wei?
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I would have to agree with Patty, it would be mt first Thanksgiving with my hubby about 4 years ago. I think it was extra special because I got to make Thanksgiving dinner all by myself. It was a ton of work but well worth it. I remember that we had to celebrate ours the Saturday after Thanksgiving because we were too busy driving all around that Thursday and Friday seeing family.
Mine would have to by far be my Egyptian grandma's (my aunt's mother-in-law) Potato Casserole. It was pretty much a shepherd's pie but 100 times way better. I don't know what her secret ingredient was to make it so good (probably a whole lot of love). She has passed for a little over a year now. Unfortunately she never shared her recipe with anyone, and we sure miss her that much more on Thanksgiving! I guess second after that would be green bean casserole.
Ever since I was a kid my Thanksgiving tradition is to watch Mirace on 34th Street (the one with Dylan McDermott and Matilda). I made this my own tradition and have kept it every single year since I was 7. This is mine and hubby's 4th Thanksgiving together and I still can't seem to get him on board with this one. And next would be officially starting to listen to Christmas music at full force!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
My holiday season always includes lots of running around, lists, and do to's especially with my little lady. One thing that keeps me sane is being in the kitchen having some time to myself. I don't know about you but I love to watch TV shows and movies while I cook and wash dishes. Thanks to Netflix I can set up my ipad on the counter and get busy. Netflix is also perfect for us because we don't have cable so at night when only the news is on we can easily pick a show to watch or a movie. Plus I hate kid commercials and Netflix has all the kiddy shows my love bug loves. What is your favorite movie or show on Netflix?
Have you heard of "House of Cards"? Well,Curtis Stone teamed up with Netflix and came up with this delicious and really easy recipefor the the ribs that Frank eats at Freddy's BBQ Joint. Let me tell you, they were a HUGE hit with the hubby. I haven't heard him say mmmmhh that many times in a long time. Not too shabby for my first time cooking ribs. Don't they look yummy?!
Ingredients for the Rub
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Anywhoo... was trying really hard to get this post out before Halloween but there was too much crazy and it didn't happen. I figure you can either save it for next year or make a cape just for fun, maybe to add to the dress up wardrobe for boy or girl.
There are a million cape tutorials out there and videos. This is a mini tutorial and my version, but I recommend you google it and find a tutorial you like. This was my first pancake flop so it isn't perfect.
Because her dress was so full I wanted the cape to be just as full. With our colder weather here in Colorado I also lined the cape with flannel to keep her extra warm. Capes are basically circle skirts except 3/4 or 1/2 of the skirt. I substituted the waist measurement with the measurement around her shoulder area. Once the circle is cut make an opening in the front as shown in the second picture. Repeat with the lining.